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keith alexander says it helps keep terrorism in check. >> all eyes on kathleen sebelius as she is set to defend the affordable care act in a congressional hearing. >> one year later superstorm sandy is remembered. it was one of the most destructive and costly disasters to hit the united states. >> the ongoing war in syria - children diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care and critical vaccinations. [ ♪ theme ] >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. no apology nor excuses from the nation's top spy chief. the head of the national security agency denied reports of phone tapping of foreign citizens and told house members the nsa would rather take a beating in the media than give up a program that protects americans from terrorists. >> the national security agency says chiefs did not illegally tapped. they revealed rare details of america's intelligence gathering techniques. >> confident and almost defiant top spy chiefs made no apologies before the house intelligence committee. they defended the job the agencies do to keep america and her allies sa
. >> and so do i. >> the health and human secretary, kathleen sebelius questioned. >>> more efforts to get bashar al-assad back to the peace talks in geneva. >>> and freedom for four french hostages, who return home after four years in captivity. >>> non-stop for the past two hours, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius answering tough questions on capitol hill. she is explaining the problems with the troubled affordable care website. >> so let me say directly to these americans. you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems, and i am committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> randall pinkston is live on capitol hill. randall, see beal us has apologized but has she said how they are going to fix the problem? >> republicans especially are pressing sebelius on the website, and they didn't support the act in the first place, and they are pointing out the fact that president obama promised people that they could keep the insurance that they had if they wanted to, but many americans are reporting that that is not happeni
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius prepares for a capitol hill grilling on the website's rocky rollout. cnn has new information this morning about red flags raised well before the obama care site went live. cnn's brianna keilar is following all of this for us. what do we know? >> reporter: we've obtain a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site
>> kathleen sebelius on the hot seat, testifying this morning at a congressional hearing. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the f
're not in kansas anymore. >> kathleen sebelius apologizes, but what will the president say during his speech, live during this show? >>> as the pope is named one of the world's most powerful, a little boy didn't seem too intimidated. >>> plus, a marine under fire for warning his brothers in war about what would become an insider attack. >> we should be given a medal, not prosecuting him. >>> and cnn takes you to the most unequal place in america. this place, where there is no middle class. >>> hi, there. i'm brooke baldwin. great to be with you, but not a great day if you are kathleen sebelius. the health and human services secretary grilled today over obama care and the bungled launch of the website health r care.gov. fighting for her own life, tells the house committee today she's sorry. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of health care.gov, so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> the obama care website was only part of the three and a half hour grilling. secretary sebelius got from the house energy and commerce committee. ot
services, kathleen sebelius, 9:00 a.m., sebelius will be facing off with republicans who have been call for her head. all this, folks, after a dark night for the health care. the website facing another outage making it impossible for anyone to sign up. we gotbryani brianna keilar. >> reporter: a highlighted potential problems. raising redding flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools. not enough time and schedule to perform adequate performance testing and hub systems are intermittently unavailable. meaning the site quits working at times. yet, they weren't passed along to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until the site launched. >> well, i think it became clear fairly early on, the first couple of days? >> but not before that? >> reporter: when kathleen sebelius takes the stand today she will report a subset of those contracts have not met expectations she said in her prepared remarks which she will deliver after another outage hit the site overnight. last week, those very contractors pointed the finger at hhs. we have no role in the development of the webs
: that was senator barrasso from yesterday. sebelius is on the hot seat this week testifying on what has been an unmitigated disaster. jonah goldberg, leads our coverage, editor-at-large, "national review." good morning you to. you've been studying this over the weekend. another crash overnight. what happened this time? >> this is one of the contractors, the data services hub which provides information to the insurers and to other government agencies, it went dark and sent everything into a sail spin. they say they will try to fix it as quickly as possible. bill: republicans are talking all weekend. they believe this is the just the tip of the iceberg. if that is the case, what's beneath the water? what's next? >> sure. first of all there is the i.t. problem here is enormous. they sent the mars rover to mars with 500,000 lines of code. this website has 500 million, which is 1,000 times more. it's a huge mess. most i.t. experts on the record, all of them off the record saying there is no way they will get this done by november. moreover, a lot of criticisms republicans have made, conservatives
about kathleen sebelius scheduled to testify wednesday before a key house committee. they're going to grill her i um. this latest website of malfunction is certainly not going to make it easier for her. >> absolutely it's not. my guess is she'll say something like, this was a verizon problem, this wasn't our problem. it affected more web sites than just ours. still i think what the public takes away from it is the site hasn't worked well and continues not to work well. >> elizabeth cohen, more on the situation room, as well. thank you. >>. >>> the chairman of the house intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the security of healthcare.gov. that website. republican congressman mike roger told our candy crowley the site is vulnerable to cyber attacks and as a the contractors in charge of building the site may have to revamp it completely. >> they do not have an overarching solid cyber security plan to revent the loss of private information. i'm even more concerned today than was last week. i know that they've called in another private entity to try to help with the securit
's troubled health care program, kathleen sebelius is expected to come under fire as she testifies before congress later today. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> a very good morning to you. if you've just joined us stateside, welcome to the start of your global trading day. we had the dow up 111 points yesterday. at the moment, futures suggesting it will go higher today. currently trading some 55 points above fair value. the nasdaq is 15 points above fair value and the s&p 500 had another record close yesterday is currently trading some 6.5 points above fair value. european equities are concerned, the ftse is 0.6% higher. xetra dax is up 0.4%. ibex is up 1% and has now exited recession. not by much, but we had some growth in the third quarter. and the cac 40 in paris is concernedly up 0.6%. all focusing on global investments today is on the fed as it wraps up its two-day meeting. the decision should come at 2:00 p.m. eastern. announcing last month that it wouldn't start tapering purchases just yet. this move comes ami
editorial report" i'm paul gigot. an apology from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged before congress this week that the rollout of president obama's affordable care actdebacle. but despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. the health care system is a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do in all 50 states. we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial page editor frams freeman. editorial board member joe rago and senior economics writer. what do we learn from kathleen sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. i think she indicated that the website and sort of the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data -- >> we don't even know how many people have signed up. >> no, hhs doesn't know itself. >> they don'
ache for health -- health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, who is set to appear before a committee to testify. the glitches are blamed for low enrol. sam say kathleen sebelius should step down if she can't fix the problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president has been poorly served with the implementation of his own signatory regulation. if someone doesn't leave, and there isn't a restructuring, not just a 60 day, someone come in and fix it, he's mixing the point of management 101 dash that is that these people are to serve him well. and they haven't. >> misses refused to join the affordable care act, and is providing their own coverage. it's one of the sickest and poorest states in the country where one out of seven people do not have insurance. only a few dozen people signed up for the state's plan. boss stephanie boswell went to find out why. >> milwaukee is a chef at the it italian pizzeria. he says they haven't been able to afford insurance. >> all it takes is an accident and you could be $20,000 no debt or more than that. >> miller and his wife are searching for
sebelius will testify to another house panel dominated by republicans. >> mike viqueira in washington. israel released 26 palestine prisoners. their release is part of a deal calling for the eventual freedom for more than 100 detapees that have been behind bars for more than 20 years. the first 26 were released in august. israel's supreme court cleared the way for their release in a way to move piece talks forward. stefanie dekker reports from ramallah. >> there's around 5,000 palestine prisoners left behind bars. this group is part of 104 which are part of the pre-oslo accord prisoners, arrested before or during 1993. when that is done, there's around 5,000 prisoners behind bars. anyone here will tell you people have been in and out of prison quite a lot. every day there'll be an israeli army incursion to the occupied west bank. people are being released. people are being brought back in. it's a revolving door, i think. president abas says there'll be no agreement without all palestine prisoners released. it's something that is rather optimistic. we are already seeing the conflict in
. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> what kathleen sebelius is saying about the troubled site. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary but bhalla -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> tough questions for the woman in charge of rolling out the obama care website. they want to know why there are still major glitches with the system. danielle nottingham reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius says computer service workers are working 24/7, to get healthcare.gov working better. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: sebelius blamed the problems with a verizon server. but said she is as responsible. >> i am as frustrated as anyone. >> reporter: top officials also demanding to know why millions are kicked off their current health man, after the president gave assurances that would not happen. >> some bur cats in washington- - bureaucrats in washington say, even though you're promised to keep it, you're now not able to keep that plan. >> reporter: cbs obtained this internal government memo from october 27th. it discusse
. not for the red sox but to speak about the affordable care act. kathleen sebelius is expected for the blame contractors. >> she's profiling. call in caroline kennedy. >> saying they did not meet expectations. >> it's the proift sector's fault. >> however, late last night, chairman darryl is sa ell issa government agency there was not adequate november time to test the website. the woman in charge of the obama care marketplace testified before congress and apologized for issues with the site. he was asked when we will see how many people signed up for coverage through the obama care exchanges. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled, so have you for the idea? >> we will have those numbers available mid-november. >> i am saying you will publicly release those number, do you have an idea on a weekly basis how many people have enrolled, how do you know how many people are enrolled? >> jeremy kemp, we will have those numbers mid-november. >> i am sure you have been termed a quarterback of the rollout. i am sure you did not choose those words yourself. can you guarantee no americans will have a
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged the rollout of the affordable care act was, in fact, a debacle. despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. because the health care system's a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do it in all 50 states. we are just going to keep working at it. we're going to grind it up. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial panel editor james freeman. editorial board member joe raggio and economics writer joe moore. what have we learned from sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. she indicated the website and the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hp hh. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data. >> they don't know either. >> right, it's think that's why they haven't been saying. >> we don't know when it will be fixed. they said the end of november but there's no guarantee. >> they didn't
this afternoon when three house republicans slammed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius for blaming problems with the rollout on the government shutdown. but the latest issue with the website wasn't political at all. it was another big technical problem over the weekend that only got fixed today. is it working or not? 27 days after it was supposed to be open for business, the healthcare.gov website crashed again over the weekend. it was up and running again on monday. the administration blames this latest problem on one of the 56 contractors for the project, a subsidiary of verizon called terremark which was responsible for website capacity issues. >> the healthcare.gov technical team continued troubleshooting the issue with the online creation account process. >> reporter: meanwhile, the administration had other pressing problems. a triple threat on capitol hill. republican chairman darrell issa and his house reform and oversight committee wanted a slew of documents related to obama care and the rollout by 5:00 p.m. today. that deadline came and went, but issa has more
before the house oversight committee, and on wednesday kathleen sebelius testifies before the house energy and commerce committee. and republicans say the web site failures are just more evidence obamacare is unsustainable. >> this is an incompetent rollout, symptomatic of a liberal ideology that believes government should be running our health care. i think this is just the tip of the iceberg. eventually, they'll fix the internet problems. >> reporter: democrats have also criticized it, hoe they say the government -- though they say the government will eventually fix the problems. administration officials say the site should be working for most by the end of next month. back to you. dagen: rich, thank you so much for that, rich edson in washington, of course, we will be watching that, and here with more is tevi choi, good the see you as always. what's the point of having these hearings? what's going to come out of them that amounts to anything in terms of getting this thing up and runningsome. >> well, that's a good question. you always wonder if there's any benefit to be had to th
to the contractors last week and we have kathleen sebelius in the hot seat this week. what are the first questions that you want to ask of the secretary? >> well, what i'd like to know from the secretary is, number one, why did she repeatedly over time tell us that by october 1st, that website was going to be ready to go, that every american would be able to come on. i also want to understand who did what when. who was calling the shots? why was this process interrupted? you know, things like the shop and browse portion were turned off. there are so many questions. but now i'd also like to know from kathleen sebelius how am i going to respond. i am getting thousands of requests from -- reaching out to my office telling me that their health care premiums are going up and that their health care plan that they have is being cancelled. how do i respond to that. those are the questions i'd like to know. >> have you asked anyone in north carolina why the state didn't start its own exchange, knowing that there was going to be a 3.5% increase on all those people in your home state of north carolina that w
services secretary, kathleen sebelius, say the president didn't know anything about the web site problems? and why were the warnings ignored? outfront tonight, joe johns. joe, what are you learning about this report, about what they knew? >> reporter: erin, the main contractor, the key contractor, cgi, issued this confidential report to the agency overseeing the healthcare.gov rollout. it warned of a number of open issues for the health care web site. the report gave the highest priority to things in plain language, we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time to schedule or conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are intermittently unavailable. short for the sites not working sometimes. cgi saying back in september they were putting a team in place to alert whenever the hub goes down, erin. >> now joe, obviously the question is did people in the white house know the significance of that. but what does the administration say? kathleen sebelius has been so adamant that the president didn't know anything. what does this mean about that? and why were these warnings
>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be an capitol hill testifying about healthcare.gov tomorrow. some republican lawmakers are calling on her to resign. a top medicare official testified and apologised. the director of the nsa said eavesdropping on thousands in france and spain is not true. keith alexander told a house intelligence committee that his teams operate under strict oversites and he would rather take a media beating than allow terrorists into the country >> israel released palestine prisoners, the second of four groups. it's part of a deal to get the middle east peace talks on track. many of the prisoners who spent the last 20 years behind bar. 104 convicts will be released over the coming months. >> the dow jones closed at a high - up 111 points. investors expect the fed once again to delay plans to scale back the bond buying program. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is next. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actuall
for health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she is set to appear before a congressional committee this week. she will testify about problems with the rollout. the glitches are blamed for low enrollment. congress said she should step down if she can't firm the problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president has been poorly served in the implementation of his own signature legislation, so if somebody doesn't leave and there isn't a real restruckuring, not just a 60 day, somebody come in and try to fix it, then he's missing the point of management 101, which is these people are to serve him well and they haven't. >> before sebelius is grilled by congress, there will be a house hearing on tuesday. >> at least 66 people are dead after a wave of bombings across iraq. bombers struck shiite neighborhoods and baghdad sunday. there were more than 10 blasts, some car bombs. they are the latest in a surge of violence that has killed over 650 people this month and more than 5,000 this year. >> new video has surfaced showing last month's attempted assassination of egypt's interior mini
they get their insurance through their employer, medicare, or medicaid. now, secretary kathleen sebelius is on the hill for the first time tomorrow since the rollout and will face tough questions. brian? >> lisa myers starting us off from our d.c. newsroom tonight. lisa, thanks. >>> and now we turn to the continuing outrage from the reports that the u.s. has been spying on friends and allies, including foreign leaders themselves for many years now. today, top u.s. intelligence officials defended their operations and said in effect, everybody is doing it. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has our report. >> reporter: under fire from the moment they walked in, the intelligence chiefs were confronted by protesters about their spying on angela merkel and other foreign leaders. >> will we apologize to angela merkel? >> reporter: but america's spy agencies were not apologizing to anyone claiming instead that all countries spy. >> some of this reminds me of a lot of the classic movie "casa blanca," my god, there is gambling going on here. it is the same thing. >> do you be
barely budging, but it's at $17 a share. we've got kathleen sebelius. she said this week that obamacare enrollment numbers were not available yet. however, internal notes from the obama administration meeting revealed these numbers. look at this. a total of 6 people signed up on the first day of obamacare. that would be six. the second day, 248. still in obamacare, is this. the top hospitals in the country opting out of obamacare. they don't accept it. what's going on with that, liz? >> what's going on is that essentially the insurers have to have a certain set of insurance plans that are likely pricier and so, they have to get costs somewhere reduced so they're squeezing hospitals and they're squeezing doctors, a lot of doctors and hospitals are saying, you know what? we may not accept these insurers in our own system and you're seeing this happen in california and big states like ohio. stuart: the report i read says 11 of the top 18 hospitals in the country are shunning obamacare, they don't want anything to do with it. it occurs to me that that would set up a dual system, a two-tier
care act. >> let's try this. okay, promises promises. >> secretary sebelius says the cost will drop $2,300. and that's before any subsidies, depending on income and tax credit. here it is verbatim. middle class families purchasing private insurance in the new state-based health insurance exchanges could save as much as $2,300 per year in 2014, unquote. >> question, that promise of the $2,300 drop materialize next year, mort? >> all i can tell you is everybody in my company got a notice that their payments were going up and going up dramatically and they just got them yesterday in response to that bill. i can't talk for americans, all i can tell you in my own company is what happened and i think that is a disgrace for what this program is going to imply for a lot of american families. >> chris. >> the 5% that eleanor keeps referring to is the reality, 5% couldn't keep what they had are junk policies, which don't cover hospitalization. deductions of $15,000. so if you get serious illness, you have to pay it out of pocket. sure it will reach that $2300 measure. reduction of what
online enrollment in all 50 states. just yesterday kathleen sebelius praised that as a highlight of ability. it's the latest in a series of problems plaguing healthcare.gov. verizon says it is seeking to solve that problem as soon as possible. other technology companies to identify and solve the root cause. she's set to testify before a house committee this week, sebelius will be in congress testifying this week. derrell issa says. >> if somebody doesn't leave, and there isn't a real restructuring not just a 60 days, somebody try fix it then he's missing the point of management 101 which is these people are to serve him well and they haven't. >> mississippi for one hoped to see thousands enroll for insurance but so far only a few dozen have signed up. steph mstephanie boswell report. >> jar fist dortch. >> i worried about that every day. because all it takes is one accident and you could be 20 to $100,000 in debt or more than that. you just never know. >> miller says he and his wife are searching for health care but they couldn't even get on the new federal health care exchange w
. >> will kathleen sebelius be fired because of the obama care web site? i say who cares. the next bureaucrat will chase the fact. central plan produces failure like this car. it's hard to drive. it spews pollution. that's what we get with obseram care. >> now the oib administratid -- administration is some will have to pay double digit increases. >> halloween they gave us something that we should be scared of obama care. obama scare. that's our show tonight. >> and now john stossel. >> happy halloween. what scares you? nothing scares me as much as big government and central planning. like this. this is obama care. this kind of micro management takes our money and limits our freedom. government can't even count votes accurately. now they are going to manage all of our healthcare? a few weeks ago the president addressed the failure of his web site and he made one point that is absolutely true. >> the affordable care act is not just a web site. it is much more. >> right. this is so much more. failure of on-line exchange is a symptom of this disease. government mike troe mmicro man. they can't m
. what would the answer to that be? until you die. there you go. >> kathleen sebelius, she's already the laughing stock of america. >> i.t., can we get someone from i.t. in here? >> what's the problem. >> this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning norah. >> good morning to you, charlie. >> we begin in washington where president obama said he did not know that the nsa engaged in eavesdropping on dozens of world leaders. the white house uncovered the operation this past summer. >> they're disclosed this with some of their closest relationships. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. you can add spain to the outrage. the u.s. tracking of 60 million phone calls in that country in one month. now, for these european union countries there's outrage and disgust with the scope of u.s. surveillance. it's not a typical argument. for those european nations it's a rude awakening because many of them thought president obama
sebelius got the mea culpa out of the way, early on. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> reporter:four weeks after the launch of the website, healthcare-dot-gov, sebelius faced tough questions about the botched rollout. lawmakers zeroed in on what the obama administration knew -- and when it knew it. "i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. " >> reporter:the secretary was also pressed about a pledge repeated by her boss -- that if americans like their current insurance plan, they can keep it. millions may find, that's not the case. one lawmaker demanded answers for his constituents: "shawn lost his plan that he liked. and there are thousands and millions of shawns throughout this country that lost the plan we like because someone in " enough. >> reporter:the president also sought to clarify that concern -- "if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel the substandard plans, what we said under the law is you have to replace them with quality comprehensive " coverage. the administration says the health-care-dot-gov site should be
working for the first two days. the documents are unofficial. earlier this week, kathleen sebelius told congress she won't release official numbers until mid november. sebelius won't be back on capitol hill next thursday testifying before the senate finance committee. and washington will be receiving help from silicone valley as several top tech and internet companies including oracle, google and red hat will be joining the government's efforts to try and fix the problems with healthcare.gov. the site has suffered outages in the last week. those individuals will helped they are expertise in website reliability, stability and scaleability. and, ross, they certainly need that right now. >> yeah, they certainly do. mary, another story, it's kind of health care related. i know you've run the new york marathon. it didn't happen last year because of superstorm sandy. it's back on again this weekend. i know an awful lot of brits who go over and run this. how big is this going to be, bearing in mind the cancellation next year? >> well, you know, it's interesting. the number of participants are
could have delayed the web site portion. >> which they could have. but kathleen sebelius is saying the law said october 1st but that's not the case. >> this is his signature thing, main thing, and also a long-awaited chance to do something approaching universal health care. it may be the last chance politically in a long while. and all this stuff is going wrong that feels like it should have been preventable. >> you reported this on your web site. this is from the administration which had a vaunted web effort during its campaign. can you imagine during the campaign if their web site had been like this during the campaign? do you think they would have stood for that? >> the whole point of them was they knew the web. they were able to reach these people especially these young people. these young people are critical to the success of this venture. and they screwed it up. >> can you imagine what it would have been if the obama campaign web guys were work on -- there are other smart web guys and girls and women. [ overlapping speakers ] >> an interview the secretary gave your network th
. let's make sure people can get the health care they want and need. bet: secretary sebelius will talking about these issues. what does she face? is going to face some tough questioning from republicans. laptop andll out a ask her to enroll in obamacare to see what kind of errors she runs across. it is a little immature to start calling for delaying things. it is late october. the administration clearly screwed up. the website is a mess. people are enrolling but there are so many problems with it. the federal government has to try to work harder in those states. tohink it is a little early declare a major catastrophe. the administration has until mid-november to get this fixed on the website. host: that is three or four weeks. guest: they made some real mistakes. the website is a mess. they have time to fix it so in january they can get people actively enrolled. some are calling for sebelius to resign. "it is a disaster." these are the kinds of things republicans are declaring and putting out in all different forms of messaging. i think it is a little early to declare this a
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will testify in a house hearing. the administration's first apology for the failures came tuesday from the head of medicare. marilyn tavenner, who said most problems with the site should be fixed by the end of november. >> america's spy chief denies reports the nsa eavesdropped on thousands in france and spain. >> keith alexander says they conduct legal activities and makes no apology. the director. nsa told a house intelligence committee that he would rather face a public media bashing than give up a program that could stop a terror attack. >> a year after the superstorm sandy in new jersey, more work is needed for rebuilding. $65 billion in damage was caused. the governor and mayor toured the storm-struck region. >> the dow jones hit a high on tuesday. investors are expect ght the federal reserve to delay plans to scale back the bond-buying program when it wraps up its 2-day policy meeting. those are the latest headlines. ♪ >> on america tonight, booze and bad behavior, how they play a roll arole as rapist target victims. a startling look
. kathleen sebelius, the person in charge of the botched health care rollout, is testifying on capitol hill today. she's expected to blame the contractors who built the problem-plagued website. yesterday, for the first time, the obama administration issued a direct apology for healthcare.gov. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> she was also grilled about a wave of cancellation notices hitting small businesses and individuals who buy their own insurance. she said people who get those notices will be able to find better replacement plans on the web site and, in some cases, for cheaper. >>> on the other side of the capitol, another high-profile hearing. the senate judiciary committee heard testimony on the state's controversial stand your ground laws. sabrina fulton, trayvon martin's mother, told the panel the laws don't work and their purpose should be clarified. she said florida's stand your ground law emboldened george zimmerman to kill her son, when was not committing any crimes. >>> in northern california more than 1,000 people marched to
is mounting against health and human services secretary kathlene sebelius as yet another setback hits the obama care website. its data center crashed sunday, stopping enrollment in all 50 states, cnn's athena jones is following the development in the white house this morning. have they figured out what went wrong here? >> good morning, kate, it's a website crash. i can tell you the man that the president put in charge of fixing health care, says it will be running smoothly by the end of november. fought befo not before another major meltdown because of this crash. absolutely no one was able to sign up for health care. another major stumble for the problem riddled website healthcare.gov. >> it's better today than it was on october 1st, but it's a long way from perfect. >> visitors to the site late sunday couldn't apply for health care coverage a. vendor for verizon, the website data services hub quote experienced a failure in a networking component that component connects healthcare.gov to determine eligible. the company says they're working to fix the problem. >> what you are seeing h
out what the subsidies are because she can't get on the website. it's something kathleen sebelius will be asked on capitol hill when she testifies on wednesday. >>> superstorm sandy became one of the deadliest and most destructive storms. among the hardest hit areas, breezy point, new least those that can. others still don't have a home 12 months after the storm. nearly a year ago these are some of the storm's first images after the aftermath. calling a superstorm when it made land fall. floodwaters destroyed homes and bhep that seawall hit electrical wires, areas laid to waste. some 650,000 homes were destroyed and 8.5 million oncustomers were without power. as for the total cost, the low end estimate sits at $50 billion. >> by and large we were not prepared except for emergency measures. meaning there were recreation plans in place. >> years later, thousands attempted ro rebuild. >> reporter: he had no doubt he'd return after sandy tore through his home. >> if wi were this height prior to sandy, our house wouldn't have have been affected. it will sit 14 fight above. >> it's goin
services secretary is set to appear before a committee. kathleen sebelius will talk about problems rolling out in the affordable care act website. congressman darrell issa said the president should think about changing the website's staff. >> the president has been poorly served in the implementation of his own signature legislation. if somebody doesn't leave and if there isn't a real restructuring, not just for 60 days someone come in and try to fix it, he's missing the point of management 101. that is that these people are to serve him well, and they hadn't. >> in mississippi only a few dozen signed up on the health care exchange. stephanie boswell went there to find out why. >> chris miller is a chef at the italian grill and pizzeria in picayune mississippi. he's the soul provider for his family of four, and says for the last year and a half they have not been able to afford insurance. >> i worry about that every day. all it takes is one accident. you could be in 20 to $100,000 in debt, or more than that. you never know. >> miller says he and his wife are trying to find health care, but
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for a construction company. stay with al jazeera. p >> kathleen sebelius on the hot seat, testifying this morning at a congressional hearing. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health
have to be forced into something else? >> now, health secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to testify on capitol hill this week, about the problems plaguing the online healthcare site. >>> a dry fall evening. beautiful look outside. any chance that things will warm up later this week? for all the trick or treaters? wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram is live with the mobile weather lab. but first, bob is updating today's conditions. >> we have really nice weather headed our way, believe it or not. we're looking at 65 degrees. sunny skies for the most part. 63 in ocean city at elkton. and also, cumberland, and oakland at 54. dew points low. very, very dry air. we're 5 degrees warmer now than we were yesterday at this time. everybody, several degrees warmer than we were yesterday. but there's a slight cooling headed our way for tomorrow. this morning, it was chilly again. third day, we had frost across the region. 33 at the airport. 33 in elk con. -- elkton. and 30 in cumberland. what do we have coming our way tomorrow? meteorologist
the administration will try its on reboot. sebelius will testify wednesday and also wednesday, president obama takes obama care on the road to massachusetts, a state that's been running insurance exchanges for half a decade. mass is sets the precedent that many in healthcare.gov enrollment will spike the closer we get to the deadline. the irs says 330,000 americans are far enough into the process to find out how big of a subsidy they'll receive. a good indicator of how many people are signing up. but the site faced another glitch. data system that verifies applicant information crashed. 36 states using federal exchanges and the 14 states that run their own. >> friend of the show josh barrow is back, editor of business insider, he is a boston guy. perhaps the answer came from what the healthcare.gov website needs is a pep talk from david ortiz, referring to nice pep talk that big papi was giving the guys in the dugout in the game that led to that winning the game. part of the problem is there's a big project giving the pep talk, part of the problem is we have folks in the democratic party that say we
of different places. is kathleen sebelius ultimately in charge? >> not really. she doesn't seem to. now it's jeffrey zions who is sort of the hedman at the white house to get the thing running again. sebelius doesn't have all of the answers on the technical side. i don't know the extent to which she knows what's going wrong on the technical side. you're right, there was no one contractor in charge of making sure this was fully operational by day one. >> you can't penalize someone if they can't -- >> they can't buy it, right. >> they have to delay this. >> you have senate democrats who are running for re-election, you know, mary landru, mark prior, folks who are in stuff red states saying let's delay this. the white house is terrified of delay. they think it undermines the entire thing. it will start falling apart if they delay. you're absolutely right. how do you require somebody to buy something -- you wouldn't require somebody to buy a book on amazon if they -- >> is this a good headline or bad headline. >> obama unaware. >> it's a terrible headline. every time there's a problem in the a
angela merkel and other world leaders for nearly five years. followed by a few claims of hhs sebelius obama didn't know about problems of the health care website before the launch. the white house frequently has given a variation on this theme. the question, what did obama know and when did he know it? answer not much and about a minute ago. i mean not much and about a minute ago. and so now we're hearing that from other people that he did know for five years that angela merkel and allies have been -- i mean this is bad. >> the length of time that the program has been under operation or at least the lent of time it has been published with various world leaders. if he did not know, if you choose to believe the president of the united states and i believe the president of the united states, i want to believe the president of the united states. >> some reports suggest he signed off on it. >> if he did not know why didn't he know? the larger question is do we have an out of control national security agency? do we have a secret government in the shadows of government that the president of
and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after healthcare.gov went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer. sometimes it helps to turn the computer off and turn it back on. we don't know why. it just does. >> poetic license, the literally legend maya angelou joins us this hour. children's love for books. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. edward snowden's leaks keep coming faster than the white house can even respond. over the weekend the nsa claimed president obama had no idea angela merkel's personal cell phone was tapped back since 2002. so how credible is that denial? joining me now is chuck todd nbc's white house correspondent, political director and host of "the daily rundown." "new york times" white house correspondent mark landler who had a fascinating interview with national security adviser susan rice. that was in the sunday times. mark, firs
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